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Stop 17 Union Line Steamers

Union Line Steamers

Stop 17 Union Line Steamers

Union Line Steamers- Built near the site of the Goodman skins merchants, offered a weekly sailing to Sydney and on to New Zealand from the port of Burnie and Devonport. They began their service in 1883 with their ships, Pateena and Flora

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Standing on the pedestrian footpath on the eastern side of marine terrace, turn to look westward, standing opposite the carpark.

  • On Friday the 13th of December 1912, the Oonah set sail from Melbourne. However, thick fog saw her run aground at Cooee point.  She remained stuck, with all passengers on board, until the next high tide enabled the Toroa to tow her to safety.
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